Bespoke Biking is a not for profit, social enterprise. We are a team of people who love cycling
and enjoy cycling around the area. We are dedicated to helping people realise how easy and fun
cycling is, especially riding in a group. We have taught adults who have never ridden; we also have
a great team of mechanics ready to fix, service or repair your bike.
We also take donated bikes, refurbish them and find them new homes.
Director Bespoke Biking CIC
Heather started Bespoke Biking back in 2012 as she saw an opportunity to help everyone cycle more. She began doing lessons and led rides but quickly realised people wanted to have advice and help on maintaining their bikes. She also realised that cyclists love to be sociable and that a cafe environment was a perfect place to meet up, go on rides, and
get your bike fixed at the same time. So began the dream of a Bike Hub for Winchester. Several years on and we have the main Bike Hub in town partnered with Open House Deli and the wonderful community Handlebar Cafe at St Catherine's Hill. She still loves teaching kids and adults to ride and even
gets out riding sometimes. Her favourite rides are out and about around Easton.
Phil has cycled nearly all his life. He loves working on all kinds of bikes and helping all kinds of people. He is a self confessed bike nerd, who loves finding out about all things cycling. He's also very particular about his coffee!
Since Lockdown Phil has stepped up and now manages the busy Bike Hub and its growing team as well as helping lead our Velotech Mechanic Academy.
Lee has worked with BB since 2019, he loves fixing things, he has fixed eyes and glasses, cars and now bikes. He loves sorting out bikes and getting them running smoothly. His favourite ride is out around East Meon and Exton, its great for road and off road riding. He loves both.
He works for BB because he feels we share the same philosophy helping getting people out on bikes.
Part Time Mechanic & Trainer
Jim joined Bespoke Biking in 2019, after leaving the Armed Forces where he helped lead the his Corps Cycling Team to success. He loves all disciplines of cycling, more recently the gravel scene and is quite competitive! His favourite ride is his Titanium Road bike. He works with Bespoke Biking because he believes every bike deserves a second chance and wants everyone to embrace the benefits of cycling whether young or old. Jim organises most of our mechanic training in our Velotech Mechanic academy and our CoGS sessions - where we train people to fix up our donated bikes.
Joe Joined the team in April '21. His main job (as well mechanic) is to co-ordinate all our bikes for hire. We now can offer drop off of hire bikes over a wide area, meaning hirers can cover more miles. see our hire page for more info.
Joe rides a fixie and loves nothing more than heading off for the hills with his bike in his camper van and hitting those trails.
We run various maintenance lessons CoGS sessions and Professional Mechanic training so you can learn how to keep your own bike running or even take up a career.
See our Mechanic training page.
Heroes and Heroines
We have a fantastic team of volunteers ranging from young people to retired. Volunteers work with us to help refurbish our donated bikes and they learn skills along the way. Some do work experience, some do a couple of hours per week, some fortnightly, We are developing a bike mechanic academy to offer training and courses. Watch this space.